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Nanomaterials in energy technology

Individual course

The course will focus on state-of-the-art nanostructured materials for sustainable energy production/storage applications such as solar cells, water splitting, batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen storage.

Course contents

The focus of the course is to give insight into the state-of-the-art nanostructured materials used for various energy production/storage applications (including photovoltaic cells, water splitting, batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen storage). Different synthesis and modification techniques of the nanomaterials as well as the most important characterization techniques will be discussed. The relationships between the design of nanomaterials and the various energy applications will be established based on physicochemical principles. The course also touches on some of the UN’s goals for sustainable development (including renewable energy technologies and combating climate change).

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to

  • describe the most basic principles of the different energy technologies introduced during the course.
  • understand the most general concepts of the synthesis and utilization of nanomaterials in various energy technologies.

Teaching schedule

Lectures on Mon 12.15-14.00 , Tue and Fri 10.00-11.30 (online). Lectures are voluntary and there will be recordings available.

Completion methods

Written exam. Course materials are distributed in Moodle.

More information in the Åbo Akademi study guide.

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Responsible teacher

Åbo Akademi
Jan-Henrik Smått

Further information about the course and studying

Åbo Akademi
Mikko Helle

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Category:
Energy storages
Topics:
Applications and technologies of energy storages,
Materials engineering,
Sustainability
Course code:
263121
Study credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Course level:
Teaching period:
9.1.–17.3.2023
Application start date:
07.11.2022
Application deadline:
1.1.2023
Host university:
Åbo Akademi University
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching method:
Online
Teaching language:
English
General prerequisites:
Basic knowledge and understanding of chemistry and physics.
Course suitable for:
Adult learners with background (or MSc and PhD students) in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science.
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